01.05.14

This week’s shop preview is now up! The shop is just singing with colour. We’re on Lace Week, and we’ve got our two new heavy lace yarns for you this week, Heather Heavy Lace and Valerie Heavy Lace.

You’re probably already familiar with Valerie – very very soft, with a subtle sheen and beautiful drape. But let me describe Heather to you. Heather is a Shetland wool, and far more rustic in feel than any base we’ve done before. Shetland wool is characteristically crisp and robust, but softens and blooms as you work with it, and wash and block it. If you are used to our delicate luxury blends, this may feel surprisingly tough, but actually for a Shetland wool this yarn is fairly soft. Just don’t compare it to Natasha or Audrey! It has little to no halo, and will give great stitch definition. It also smells very very sheepy!

The shop opens on Sunday at 7pm, as usual. But in addition, we are doing a fun little orphan sale on Ravelry, all day Saturday. More details of that on the group, here.

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